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The Wrestler


Mickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tomei, Mark Margolis View All


Darren Aronofsky (Director), Robert D. Siegel (Screenplay) View All

Release: Sep. 7th, 2008
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.
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The world of wrestling entertainment is something not explored in many movies, and it works as a perfect backdrop to show the true story: that being one of hardship, loneliness, sadness, humor, love, and passion..
As I've implied, I really dug this movie, like a whole lot. Mostly for Rourke's incredible performance..
The more I think about [I]The Wrestler[/I] , the better I realize it is. Everything that happens ties in so well with each other....
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